Hey, I’m Liz!
The most important part of what I do is telling your love story on your special day. I don’t just show up to your ceremony. I want to know the you beyond the camera so the photos I deliver are keepsakes that’ll be with you for decades. Your love story is the best inspiration for photos that last for decades.
Tips and Tricks
Today we are talking about wedding photos that you’ll actually cherish. What do I mean by that? I mean thinking about the moments of your wedding day that you will want to look back on, print out and hang up in your home, and share all over social media. I’ll also talk to you guys about how to make sure we’ll be able to get these photos for you. But first, let’s talk more about the actual photos.
Of course when you hire me, I am going to be capturing your entire wedding day. That in itself is something that I know you’ll cherish! But there are moments throughout your wedding day that we want to make sure we capture. They are the moments that will transport you back to your special day when you see them. They’re also the photos that will be family heirlooms and generations to come will look back on! They are moments that you may have already thought of or maybe would forget and that’s why I wanted to create this blog post for you. I am going to capture your entire wedding day so don’t worry about that. But with the help of a well planned out timeline and ensuring your wedding day runs smoothly, we will be able to capture the most special moments that I know you and your family will cherish forever.
Getting ready, the ceremony, portraits, cocktail hour, and the reception. My biggest tip for getting photos that you’ll actually cherish, is thinking about your close family and friends. Having photos with your mom, dad, grandparents, siblings, and bridal party members is going to be a priority. So during the getting ready and portrait sections of the day, these photos are going to be important! You’ll want a special photo of you and your mom in the morning, a moment where your bridesmaids help you zip up your dress or put your veil in, and photos of your partner tying their tie or helping their groomsmen with their suits.
It’s a great idea to have a list of family formal photos that you’d like to have during the portraits. I’ll ask you for a complete list prior to your wedding. This will ensure that you don’t forget any important groupings. It also help photos run smoothly and quickly on your wedding day! Some examples to think about could be:
Having a dedicated family formal list is not only going to help ease any stress off of you, it’ll make your family happy to know that all of the formal photos will be taken care of!
Photos of those closest to you will be the ones you cherish! You’ll cherish photos of your bridesmaids crying as you say “I Do” or your parents holding hands as they watch you and your partner exchange rings. These sections are also a great time to have photos captured of all the details of your wedding day. Decorations, the ceremony space, table numbers, and your cake! I recommend allowing time in your timeline for photos to be captured of all your details. You put so much time and effort into selecting them that you should have them captured in photos to look back on!
Having a timeline that allows for us to capture photos you want will be key to getting photos that you’ll cherish. It is my job to capture your day as it plays out. It’s also nice to know what photos are most important to you. I would recommend coming up with a list of photos that you’ll cherish, and share them with me ahead of your wedding! That way I can ask any questions and we can make sure your timeline allows enough time for them to be captured. No matter what, you’ll end up with photos that you will cherish because investing in a wedding photographer means you’re hiring a professional who knows how to capture these moments!